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Barista in SF (Up to $16/hr)

illy caffe (San Fransisco)

Barista in SF (Up to $16/hr)
San Francisco, CA Entry-Level Paid




  • Full-time: Dental, medical, vision


Do you have a passion for service excellence and coffee? Are you outgoing and friendly? Do you have retail, restaurant or barista experience? Join us and become a part of the dynamic and growing illy team.

We’re hiring both Full-Time and Part-Time experienced barista’s in our existing locations: Financial District (Battery St., Sansome St., 1 Embarcadero, New Montgomery and Montgomery), and Cow Hollow (Union St) . In the coming months, we have further expansion plans and are looking for staff for these locations, as well. This is a tipped position. Regular wages are commensurate with experience.

OUR BARISTAS prepare authentic Italian coffee, perfect latte art, practice alternative brewing methods, and offer other premium beverages, while providing excellent customer service. Baristas are representative of our brand, our rich heritage in coffee culture, excellence, ethics and our direct trade practices in sourcing coffee in the growing regions. Baristas will be adept at multi-tasking with knowledge in espresso and coffee recipe preparation. Our baristas are responsible for preparing and serving customers with friendly, individualized attention to detail and customization. Baristas are also responsible for making a difference to our customers experience by educating them about our premium coffees and teas.


  • Serving coffee, tea, and baked goods
  • Responsible for learning recipes and making individual orders
  • Taking customer orders
  • Handling a cash register
  • Building customer relationships and fostering a positive and friendly store environment
  • Providing technical guidance to new team members and assist in the training program
  • Fulfilling duties assigned by the Store Manager and/or the Shift Supervisor, in a professional manner
  • Supporting the Guiding Principles and following store's Operating Procedures and company values



  • Legally eligible to work in the US
  • Speaks English
  • Food Handler Card
  • Explaining and upselling menu items
  • Food Service experience
  • Customer service
  • Clean appearance
  • Knowledge of coffee drinks
  • Can stand for several hours a day
  • 1 year experience
  • A high school diploma

About Us

illy caffè North America, headquartered in Rye Brook, NY, manages wholly-owned and operated illy coffee and retail shops in addition to franchise shops throughout the U.S. and Canada.

illy’s global café concept features a warm atmosphere taking inspiration from art, Italian design, and style. Our concept attracts coffee lovers who are well-traveled professionals, seeking a premium and extraordinary experience. Guests are welcomed by modern and elegant décor with an offering of premium quality European-influenced savory and sweet food, freshly prepared in-house, creating an authentic experience of inspiration and pleasure.

With more than 230 stores in 43 countries worldwide, the North America market is poised to build on its current base of 20 illy caffès and retail shops which are located within top hotel brands, international airports, high-end retail malls, and first-rate office buildings. This fast growing and dynamic business is seeking experienced food and beverage professionals from premium brands to join its expanding retail team.

As a worldwide leader in the high quality coffee segment, illy is known for its distinctly balanced and beautiful taste. The company is steeped in art and innovation, a respected heritage that permeates a wide range of products including roasted coffee, illy Art Collection cups, and espresso machines sold at cafes, hotels, and restaurants, and for home purchase in retail stores and online. Through a global partnership with Coca-Cola, illy also offers a line of ready to drink coffees available worldwide.

illy’s entrepreneurial corporate culture is based on a shared passion for quality, trust and respect, teamwork, empowerment and innovation.